In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own... show more
In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles—and in the midst of the American Revolution. The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge—against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.
Publish date: August 2nd 2011
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
Series: Seeds of America (#2)
The drama continues and I was sucked right into it. There is so much talk about the war, what side individuals were taking and how much longer they thought the war would last, it really all depended on who you listened to and what you really believed as to what your answer would be. I thought Curzon...
More Curzon's story than Isabel's. Interesting perspective of Valley Forge. Impatiently waiting for
This is the 2nd book in the series after Chains . Very depressing details of wintering over in Valley Forge. Curzon is an escaped slave trying to pass as a free man in his unit. We have to wait a while before Isabel enters the picture again. Can't wait for the next book. Great book for boys wh...
Given that Halse Anderson writes realistic contemporary fiction, it's not surprising that her historical fiction would also be realistic. It's very realistic. There's an extensive afterward with copious sources for further reading, but the research that should get the most credit is the direct exper...
Are you tired of the snow we're having this year? Do you curse the freezing temperatures every time you walk out the door? Imagine having to work (and live) outside all day with minimal clothing and no shoes. I won't even mention the food...This is the continued story of Isabel and Curzon, told f...